From Australia News in Brief
Australia to join leaders pledge for nature
NSW govt to spend $9m in funding efforts to recycle plastic
Focus on first home buyers this Super Saturday
Students embark on Premier’s Anzac Memorial Scholarship tour
NSW government leads the way as family and domestic violence leave provisions enhanced for all NSW public sector employees
Landmark investment into alcohol and other drug services as part of the response to the ice inquiry
Party in the new year on the Cahill Expressway
$645 Million assistance package for taxi industry
Flags fly as Surf Life Saving patrols begin 
PHIVE has arrived – Parramatta’s newest landmark now open
Regional roadshow gives cricket fans a taste of World Cup action more

Bowen commits Australia to allowing US investment in clean energy industries
* “We are aligned because we see action on climate as urgent …”
Climate Change Minister Chris Bowen
*Bowen reaffirms importance of Australia-US alliance in taking on
climate change
* We believe we can be a renewable energy hub, a superpower...
Australia has the potential, with the right policies, to be. And to
create all the functions that go with it more

Kuwaiti PM repeats support for rule of law, UN efforts for Ukraine ceasefire
Kuwaiti Amir's representative to the UN, Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah:
"The experiences of modern history have proven to us that peace … will always be the ideal resolution to conflicts." On the conflict in the Ukraine.
"This represents one of the most gruesome examples of human suffering." On the Syrian crisis.
"The government has provided all means necessary to respond to the needs of its nationals, and resolve their predicaments.” On upcoming parliamentary elections more

“This national day of mourning salutes a sovereign who served our whole country – and sought to know it.” PM Anthony Albanese
PM Albanese pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II at a national memorial service in Canberra more

Putin nuclear weapons threat condemned as Russia mobilises amid fears over power plant
“It is unthinkable and irresponsible that those threats were made,’’ Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong.
“An extremely significant violation of the UN charter.” US President Joe Biden
“We call on the relevant parties to realise a ceasefire through dialogue and consultation and find a solution … as soon as possible,” China’s foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin more

The "Middle East Times" welcomes the new Superior of Saint Charbel’s Monastery in Sydney, Rev. Father Asaad Lahoud
Congratulations dates for the new Superior of Saint Charbel’s Monastery in Sydney,
the Rev. Father, Asaad Lahoud more

Kuwait's FM writes tribute to Queen Elizabeth in condolence book
Kuwait's FM meets UNGA chief more

Andalus Arabic Choir in Concert at Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Andalus Arabic Choir in Concert at Sydney Conservatorium of Music more

Commonwealth of nations says farewell to Britain’s beloved Queen Elizabeth II
“People of loving service are rare in any walk of life. Leaders of loving service are still rarer.” - Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby.
“Few leaders receive the outpouring of love we have seen.” - Archbishop of
Canterbury Justin Welby
“Unswerving commitment to a high calling over so many years as queen and head of the Commonwealth”. Dean of Westminster Very Rev David Hoyle. more

From Australia News in Brief
Australia is witnessing a rapid increase in the proportion of foreign-born immigrants with the second generation
8 Billion containers turn from trash to treasure
New data shows renewed effort needed for science and tech diversity
"The Liberals want us to believe …, but in the five years before the pandemic, they cut 430 beds …".  – Julia Finn MP
Mask mandate to end on NSW public transport
NSW partner projects offer win-win for international students
NSW government to partner with local councils to host major cultural festivals
First NSW Blue Plaque installed
Hornsby Art Prize returns with a bumper crop of talent
$100 Million to help primary producers recover from floods more

It was an honor to be part of the Australian delegation and witness to history."
"Saluting her devotion to duty, faith and family."It was a privilege to be part of the Australian delegation and a witness to history." - PM Anthony Albanese more

Sultan of Oman Haitham bin Tarik and the Crown Prince of Kuwait are among the attendees
Arab royalty gathers in London for British monarch’s regal funeral more

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